Llandow

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Llandow
Llandow South Wales Trinity Church.jpg
Trinity Church, Llandow
Llandow is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Llandow
Llandow
Location within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population2,643 [1] Llandaff/Ewenny Ward
OS grid referenceSS942734
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCOWBRIDGE
Postcode districtCF71
Dialling code01446
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Vale of Glamorgan
51°26′56″N 3°31′23″W / 51.449°N 3.523°W / 51.449; -3.523Coordinates: 51°26′56″N 3°31′23″W / 51.449°N 3.523°W / 51.449; -3.523

Llandow (Welsh: Llandŵ) is a village and community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The community population taken at the 2011 census was 726.[2] The village is located 15 miles (24 km) south west of Cardiff.

Governance[edit]

Llandow has a community council which elects a total of ten community councillors from the wards of Llandow, Llysworney and Llanmihangel.[3]

Prior to 1995 Llandow was an electoral ward to the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council. There were no contests in the ward, with a Conservative councillor being elected unopposed at each borough election.[4] With the transfer of Ewenny to the Vale in 1996, Llandow became part of the county ward of Llandow/Ewenny for elections to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

Amenities[edit]

Within Llandow is a small medieval parish church, whose history dates back to the 11th century, with a saddleback tower dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

Adjacent to the village is a disused airfield that was once home to a World War II RAF station, part of which has now been converted into the Llandow Circuit for motorsports, next to which is the South Wales Karting Centre, home to the Llandow Kart Club.[5]

Llandow air disaster 1950[edit]

On 12 March 1950 RAF Llandow was the site of the Llandow air disaster, when an airliner returning Welsh rugby fans from an international match in Belfast crashed on approach in the nearby village of Sigingstone. With the deaths of 80 passengers and crew, the crash was at the time the worst air disaster in history.[6]

National Eisteddfod venue[edit]

From 3–11 August 2012, a disused airfield near Llandow hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Llandow Community Council". Llandow Community Council. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Vale of Glamorgan Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  5. ^ http://www.llandowkartclub.co.uk Llandow Kart Club Website.
  6. ^ South Wales Police, The Llandow Air Disaster south-wales.police.uk
  7. ^ National Eisteddfod of Wales official website. Retrieved 5 August 2012 Archived 23 December 2012 at Archive.today

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